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St Thomas More Catholic Primary School

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Would you like to join our great team of staff at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School?

 

We currently have the following vacancies as detailed below:

 

Class Teacher

 

required for September 2022

 

The Governors are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and inspirational teacher to come and work in our friendly and caring school and make a significant contribution to our loving and creative school family.

 

An exciting opportunity has opened up for a Class Teacher at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School.  We are looking for experienced candidates with a passion and love for education, who will offer children high quality learning. 

 

We are looking for someone who:

 

  • Is committed to the well-being of children, encouraging high expectations for pupil achievement and our core values around nurture and respect, ensuring that all pupils feel valued and supported.
  • Is passionate about providing an exciting, vibrant education that motivates children to achieve their very best.
  • Can select and prepare a range of resources that take into account all pupil’s learning needs, languages and cultural backgrounds.
  • Is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children.
  • Will make a contribution to the wider life of the school, including involvement with extra-curricular activities.
  • Will support the Catholic ethos of our school.

 

In return we will offer:

 

  • The opportunity to work in an inspiring and forward-thinking school where we are proud of our broad and rich curriculum.
  • Confident, happy pupils who are eager to learn and are a delight to teach.
  • The opportunity to work with a highly supportive and dedicated team of staff.
  • A supportive Governing Board with a strategic plan for the future.
  • A warm, friendly and caring ethos underpinned by our shared values.

 

Closing Date:     Monday 10th June 2022

Interview Date:   Friday 17th June 2022

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Pastoral Support Worker

Permanent (27.5 hours)

 

Interview Date:  Friday 10th June 2022

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Pastoral Support Worker to be part of our experienced and effective team, whose aim is to motivate and support all our pupils.  Your role will be to support the behaviour, attendance and pastoral welfare of our pupils.

 

You will need good organisational skills and to be able to prioritise your workload, ensure strict deadlines are met and adhere to the SEND Code of Practice.  It is vital that you can deal with challenges that occur on a day-to-day basis. You will also be able to maintain utmost confidentiality and liaise with parents and external agencies in a professional manner.

 

Main responsibilities:

 

  • To provide pastoral support to pupils experiencing difficulties on a day-to-day basis.
  • To work as part of the team that responds to challenging behaviour.
  • To provide information, advice and structured intervention to enable pupils to make positive choices about their behaviour, attendance and social interactions.
  • To liaise with staff, parents and relevant outside agencies to provide appropriate intervention for pupils experiencing disruption to their learning.
  • To liaise with support staff and teachers to share strategies for support.
  • To develop strong links between the school and families in order to improve educational opportunities for pupils and to promote a positive attitude towards school.
  • To comply with confidentiality and safeguarding procedures.

 

Essential attributes/experience:

 

  • To work well as part of a team.
  • To be positive and enthusiastic.
  • To be sympathetic and empathetic to the needs of others.
  • To have a positive attitude to personal development and training.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Previous experience working with primary age children.
  • Secure knowledge of child protection/safeguarding procedures.

 

 

 

 

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Play Leader

Grade 3 - £18,933 pro rota

Required ASAP

 

St Thomas More Catholic Primary School are currently seeking enthusiastic members to join our friendly lunchtime Play Team.

Lunchtime supervision at our school has been broadened to place an emphasis on

supporting and enhancing the quality of play during lunch times.  Our ideal candidates will therefore be self-motivated, creative and enthusiastic, as well as hard-working, dependable and committed to making a difference to every child’s learning journey.

 

We are seeking to recruit a person who:

 

  • will engage positively with our children both on our field and on our playground areas.
  • can use their own initiative and be a patient and caring team-player.
  • can help make sure that lunchtimes are calm, safe, successful and fun.
  • will be a positive role model to children.
  • will be able to commit to weekdays during term-times from 11.45am – 1.25pm.

 

Previous experience is not essential as training will be provided for successful applicants.

 

For an application pack please contact the school office:

admin@st-thomasmore.gloucs.sch.uk

Closing date:     Monday 7th February 2022

Interview date:   Thursday 17th February 2022

 

St Thomas More Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders - GCC Guidance Notes

 

The Rehabilitation Offenders Act 1974 is aimed at helping people who have been convicted of a criminal offence and have not-re-offended since.  The Act applies to anyone who has been convicted of a criminal offence and received a sentence of less than two and half years and has not been convicted of an offence during the rehabilitation period.  The rehabilitation period is the specified period after the original conviction. The length of time depends on the sentence the individual was originally given for the offence and runs from the date of the conviction.

 

If the individual does not re-offend during the rehabilitation period, their conviction is considered to be 'spent'. Custodial sentences over two and a half years are not considered to be spent and always have to be revealed.

 

Once a conviction is spent, it remains spent and an applicant is not required to reveal it to an employer, even if convicted of a further offence later. However, there is an exemption to this which relates to posts involving working with vulnerable groups including children.

 

Please see the link below for further information:

 

https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/media/2103328/mgn-recruitment-of-ex-offenders-5.pdf

 

 

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